Another good month following the training plan although the last couple of days have seen a slight hiccup by way of a sore and achey knee.
Each weekend has seen me increase my 'long run' by 5 or 10 minutes and on Monday I finally reached the 6 mile mark with my longest run to date of 70 minutes. The run itself felt great on the whole apart from a sudden niggly pain in my right knee that started around the 4 mile point. This actually got a lot worse whilst running downhill so I decided to take it easy at this point and walk for a short spell. I managed to carry on running again after but my knee has not been too good since. I decided to give today's training run a miss which was a bit disappointing as I'm really enjoying the new club runs with Cobra on Wednesday nights, but I did go for a half hour dog walk instead which freed things up a little bit.
I think that perhaps my new hill work on Wednesday nights plus the increased distance is not agreeing with my joints so I guess I just need to take it steady for a while. I've entered the DK10K on the 2nd May so I have plenty of time yet. I'm pleased that my breathing and stamina seem so much better so that's a start a least. My aim is to be able to run a steady 8 miles by the time my race comes around, that way, 10K should feel at least comfortable.....I hope :-/
Here's this months results:
Runs to date: 11
Walks to date: 11
Hikes to date: 0
Miles during Feb: 54.3 miles
Workout time during Feb: 12 hrs 30 mins
Calories burnt during Feb: 4892